Ski and Trails Report

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Trail Image Location Observation Date Description
25 Mile XC Ski Trail Monday, February 17, 2014

Both the south and north loops are now groomed with classic track for approximately 5K+ of skiiing.  Some icy spots, but overall in good shape.

Chilkoot River Ski Loop Sunday, February 16, 2014

Base flattened and classic tracks set along the river and into the campground loop.

Jan 25 Ripinsky Summit Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Trail good. Soft in places, but well marked. 4 feet of snow at 2000' and at measuring stick. 45 degrees at 2000'. Nearly 50 degrees at summit. Significant obstacle is the many dog piles at beginning of trail up to tower fork & occasionally thereafter. Strongly recommend bringing baggies; they can be left off side of trail and picked up on the way home. Thanks.

25 Mile XC Track Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jim S. reset and extended the 25 mile trail and says it is wonderful skiing now. 20th Jan.

Golf Course Monday, January 13, 2014

The Valley of the Eagles golf course is freshly groomed with ski tracks set! In beautiful condition now, so ski before the winds come.

Chilkoot Lake Friday, January 10, 2014

Chilkoot River Road and Campground (2.5 mile loop) is fast and in good shape despite the warmth. Friday 1/10.

25 Mile Thursday, January 9, 2014

25 Mile ski trail regroomed Thursday 1/09 and in good shape.